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Disneyland ruled negligent but no damages awarded

By Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES >> A jury has found that Disneyland was negligent in an accident on its Splash Mountain ride four years ago but says that didn't contribute to a rider's injury.

The federal jury in Los Angeles didn't award any damages to Steve Wilson of Anaheim in Friday's decision. His attorney, Barry Novack, says he'll seek a new trial.

Novack says in 2010 Splash Mountain staff overloaded a log boat, causing it to get stuck, then didn't tie it off before unloading riders.

Wilson, who weighed 415 pounds, claimed that as he got up, the boat moved, he fell back and hit a seat, seriously aggravating an existing back problem. He sought about $1.3 million in compensation.

Spokeswoman Suzi Brown tells the Los Angeles Times that Disneyland is pleased with the verdict.







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usahwn wrote:
Disneyland could sue for damages to their log boat.
on June 23,2014 | 05:12PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
There's a height requirement for going on rides. Perhaps there needs to be a weight limit requirement as well. Safety should take precedence over political correctness, it's just not safe for someone of that size to ride splash mountain or any other ride. They should never have let him ride in the first place, if I were put in the same log, I'd refuse.
on June 23,2014 | 08:58PM
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